Working from home has become the norm and will definitely stay with us for a while. Even if working in the office for five days should once again become the standard, a well-equipped workplace at home is always a good haven. Whether looking for peace and tranquility, or just working on your own projects. Our tips and ideas on setting up a home office will help you coordinate your private life and office.
Define your needs
Before replacing the sofa with a table, ask yourself what you really need and how to make the best use of the available space. How often do you work from home? Are you setting up a home office temporarily, or should the workplace be a permanent solution and an integral part of your facility? Based on these framework conditions, you can define a budget on the one hand, and on the other hand you can decide which priorities to set for the home office.
Find the perfect corner for your workspace
Ideally, you have your own office. However, in smaller apartments, a quiet corner of the living room is the preferred workplace. If the layout allows, corridors are also an option. Think about which environment you prefer to work in. Should it be quiet or like to sit in the hustle and bustle? How is your workflow? Do you need to take a break during a meeting or do not want to disturb your partner? But one thing always applies: if possible, try to keep the bedroom to sleep. If you must work in the bedroom, plan your work space in such a way that you can neatly store or put away as many appliances as possible after get off work. Thinking about work before going to bed can really make the carousel run and make a peaceful sleep impossible.
Consider the lighting
The principle of correct lighting is: the lower the contrast, the easier it is for the eyes. The daylight falling from the side of the workplace is perfect. Dark corners or looking at windows will over-tired your eyes and tire you more quickly. If you sit with your back to the window, the window and the outside area will be reflected on the screen. Make sure your study is well lit outside the home office area. The floor lamp on the side of the table provides indirect light, which is easy to protect the eyes. Adjustable desk lamp, you can adjust it according to your needs, it is also ideal when you want to read something on paper.
Separation of work and life
When setting up a home office, consider how to create a visual boundary between the living area and the work area. Office furniture rarely looks particularly decorative. Although classic room dividers or open shelves clearly separate the living area, fresh flowers are the perfect solution for small rooms. Some large plants in front of or next to the table will not interfere with your work and ensure that your workplace is organically integrated into the living space.In addition, plants create good air and a warm atmosphere-the perfect solution for the combination of work and life